Listee Features — Animal Services


An accomplished flutist, Carol Kniebusch Noe has had an extensive career in music, music education and dog judging. She got her start playing the flute when she was 9 years old and wanted to join her school band. Since she walked to school, she decided on an instrument that would be easy to carry, and the rest is history. First matriculating at Illinois Wesleyan University, she earned a Bachelor of Music and subsequently joined Indiana University to complete a Master of Music. In the early days of her career, she played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and taught at the University of British Columbia in Canada before moving to Maryland and joining the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Noe also spent

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Colleen Roman


Colleen Roman, DVM, is an associate veterinarian at All Creatures Animal Hospital in Dunwoody, Georgia, where her practice specializes in exotic animal care. Her passion for animals and animal care began as a child after rescuing an injured wild mouse, and she was dedicated to pursuing a career in animal sciences. She attended Georgia College & State University, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in biology, and began her veterinary training at Gwinnett Technical College, completing an Associate of Science to become a veterinary technician in 2011. An outstanding student, Dr. Roman was the recipient of a Georgia Veterinary Medical Association scholarship and a member of the Tri-Beta Biology Honors Society during her time in school. She completed

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Georgette Lombardo


Georgette M. Lombardo, MS, has excelled as the owner and founder of Pawsitive Training ABQ since 2015. First embarking on her education at New Mexico State University, she earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations in 1988 and went on to achieve a Master of Science in athletic administration from the University of New Mexico in 1993. From there, she began her career as a media relations assistant in the athletic department at the University of New Mexico. After moving into the corporate world, Ms. Lombardo found she wasn’t entirely happy in her work and sought a change. She found the answer after a colleague recommended that she enroll in the Karen Pryor Academy, a dog training school. Having loved

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Aron Jones


Aron Jones, MA, grew up a deep, abiding passion for animals, even though she was not allowed to have pets growing up. As she began her career as an associate professor at Red Rocks Community College in 2006, and through her time as a technology teacher at Eagle Ridge Academy from 2013 to 2017, she volunteered with and helped to organize a number of civic groups helping children, elderly persons and dogs. This, combined with her fostering of a pregnant cattle dog-mix named Kady, led Ms. Jones to establish the Moms and Mutts Colorado Rescue for Pregnant and Nursing Dogs, also known as MAMCO Rescue, in 2017, the same year that she earned her Master of Arts in philosophy and

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Bonnie Mauger


Bonnie Ann Mauger has spent decades building and enjoying a diverse career in fields including security, investigation and research, and the travel industry. A positive and compassionate spirit who lives by the credo that “you only live once,” Ms. Mauger has been the owner of Sir Snuffy’s Hedgehogs since 1992. A Tampa-based hedgehog rescue accredited by the Hedgehog Welfare Society, Sir Snuffy’s Hedgehogs was created to care for, foster, and find homes for abandoned and relinquished hedgehogs. A lifelong animal lover, Ms. Mauger has been a hedgehog owner and enthusiast for many years, and her dedication to ensuring that these unique animals receive the specialized care that they require to thrive led her to open Sir Snuffy’s Hedgehogs. Often misunderstood

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An acclaimed model and actress, Sharon Kwok Pong performed in a number of movies prior to the turn of the century, including “The Fortune Code,” “Outlaw Brothers,” “Red Fists,” “Lethal Panther 2,” “Fist from Shaolin” and “Two of a Kind.” Now active as an activist, she excels as the executive director of AquaMeridian Conservation and Education Foundation, which dedicates itself to sea turtle conservation and general wildlife protection. As a celebrity in Hong Kong, Ms. Kwok Pong utilizes her status to shine a spotlight on shark finning and illegal wildlife trade at events, as well as through media campaigns, school appearances and her unique artwork. Ms. Kwok Pong’s father was the founder of Ocean Park, which she explored with her

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Backed by many years of practiced experience in business, H. Patricia Whalen-Shaw, LMT, BCTMB, RCST, serves as the co-founder and the former president of Optissage Inc. Additionally, she excels as a trainer for Integrated Touch Therapy Inc., which specializes in teaching equine, canine and feline massage. With ITT, she is dedicated to the ethical and high-quality instruction in the art of massage for animals. Although she has many highlights throughout her 40-year career, Ms. Whalen-Shaw is especially proud of being selected as a massage therapist for the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, the 1999 Pan AM Games in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. With a plethora of knowledge at her disposal, Ms. Whalen-Shaw

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Robin Granicy-Sergent


Described as a “Jill of All Trades,” Robin R. Granicy operates a variety of businesses out of her office. Under the umbrella of Granicy Square, she sells all-natural dog and cat food, koi food, bird food and veterinary supplies, including such brands as Nutra Source, Instinct, Zignature, Esscence, Inception, Victor, Taste of the Wild, Prey, Solid Gold and VetsDiet. Over the years, Ms. Granicy has also found success managing a gift shop with various antique, vintage and unique items.. Furthermore, Ms. Granicy gained valuable experience operating a recycling center and offering upcyling materials, as well as renting out moving trucks. She also notably provided her premises as a location for video and photo shoots. Moreover, Ms. Granicy also offers parking

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Jennifer Sutton


Jennifer A. Sutton, DVM, initially decided that she wanted to focus on veterinary medicine as an undergraduate at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. In the years since, her career has expanded exponentially to engulf a variety of wellness endeavors that relate not only to animals, but to her community at large. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in biology at the aforementioned school in 1992, she continued her studies with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. In 2019, she obtained a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University and she is currently working toward certifications in veterinary practice management, professional coaching, and teaching in the health care professions. She

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Laurian Rauen


Always wanting to be a veterinarian, Laurian Rauen applied to veterinarian school twice and was accepted both times, but her mother told her that if she chose that path, she would be on her own from there. She decided to listen to her mother’s warnings and never pursued veterinarian school again. However, she had been involved with animals in some capacity throughout her entire life. Working with animals had always been her passion. Ms. Rauen got her first parrot between 30 and 40 years ago, and continued to rescue them for years to come. Unfortunately, her sanctuary was robbed for expensive parrots like macaws and cockatoos. She was then contacted by several people in the industry and learned “the plight

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